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Tourism Development Authority Mission
The Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority mission is to administer the proceeds of the occupancy tax in accordance to state law and to promote or sponsor tourist-related or business-related travel events and activities in the City and area, and finance tourist-related capital projects in the City.

Building Travel & Tourism for Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority was formed in 2010 to provide a resource to help expand travel and tourism for Jacksonville. On August 6, 2009, the general assembly authorized an occupancy tax to be collected from lodging facilities. The law which authorized the tax had requirements on how it was to be spent. It basically required that two-thirds be spent on tourism promotion, and allowed one-third to be spent on capital projects.

Capital Project Funds
The City has used the capital projects to help fund the completion of the pledges to the Museum of the Marine and the Vietnam Memorial. The Freedom Fountain has also been funded in part from the proceeds, and the new Sturgeon City Civic and Environmental Education Center will also benefit from the proceeds.

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